We recommend starting with 10-15 grams of collagen a day. This will ensure that your body can adapt. If you’re new to the world of biohacking, it’s really important that you don’t try to change too many things at once. Get used to a product before you introduce another one, so to say. When we introduce something new to our digestive system, some people can experience diarrhoea, nausea and bloating. If this happens, don’t give up, but do reduce your daily dose by a couple of grams until your body adapts to the intake of the high quality amino acids that are available in WillPowder’s Bovine Collagen.
Here’s an example of how you might use Bovine Collagen:
You might pop one heaped teaspoon in your morning and afternoon beverage. Because it is completely tasteless and full of the good stuff that your whole family can benefit from, you could add another heaped teaspoon (per serving/ person) into whatever you’re cooking for dinner. Collagen mixes completely, so onepots, sauces, soups, anything liquidy really will soak it all up and your fussy toddler or teenager will never know. Their tummies will thank you though! You can add our collagen at any point of the cooking process because of the amazing peptides that can withstand any amount of heat, or cold - ice pop, anyone?
If you decide that intermittent fasting isn’t for you, but you still want to boost your amino acid intake and improve your body’s collagen, simply live your best life and, once your body has got used to the sneaky nutrition that collagen provides, consume as much as you like.
We would recommend a regular hacker consumes between 20-30 grams a day. If you are on the intermittent fasting journey, and are consciously trying to lose weight and not just looking to improve your overall health, you should use smaller amounts of collagen during your fast and save the bulk of your 20-30 grams for your eating window. For example, split 10 grams across your fasting period by popping 2-5 grams (a teaspoon) in your beverages and then wop the remaining 20 grams in dinner or your drinks. If you ‘Dirty’ fast, by sticking to 10 grams of collagen (which is 36 calories) in your fasting window, you save enough of your 100 calories for some MCT goodness - see our How to WillPowder with MCT Powder for more information.
We would recommend an expert hacker consumes around 30-40 grams a day. Much like a regular hacker, who is following a ‘dirty’ 16:8 fast, you should aim to consume around 10 grams of collagen within your fasting period. If you’re hardcore and follow a 20:4 fast, you may want to up your grammage by 5 in your fasting period to help withstand those cravings. Save the rest of those incredibly powerful and nutrient dense collagen calories for your eating window, where you can sprinkle your remaining collagen in your cooking, or delight in a supper time hot chocolate- whatever floats your boat, really.